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Grateful Dead Live at RFK Stadium on 1989-07-13

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Grateful Dead Live at RFK Stadium on 1989-07-13




Set 1

Hell In A Bucket
Cold Rain And Snow
Little Red Rooster
Tennessee Jed
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
To Lay Me Down
Let It Grow

Set 2

He's Gone
Looks Like Rain
Terrapin Station
Drums
Space
I Will Take You Home
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Throwing Stones
Good Lovin'

Encore
U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue RFK Stadium
Location Washington, DC

Source NAK-100s > Sony D-5, using Dolby B.
Lineage MC > standalone TDK DA-5800 CD recorder, via Nak BX-300 cassette deck, as long multi-song tracks.
Taped by Boyd McHugh
Transferred by Dave Hanscom

Notes

I received this show as shns which were not seekable. I used shntool (shntool conv -o flac *.shn) to convert them to flac. Shorten to flac conversion by Gary F.

That's not hiss in the second set; it's rain. A steady, moderate, cold (for July) rain.

The first few seconds of He's Gone (set 2 opener) are missing. There is some tape saturation during He's Gone that is on the master. The the last minute or so of Good Lovin' is missing. I was going to splice from preceding circulating copy but, frankly, sound quality of preceding version is vastly inferior. So, left as is.

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Reviewer: Jack Cerro - - February 28, 2015
Subject: Dark Star tease @ 54 seconds
Phil did a little opening riff tease to Dark Star during the tune up before Helilna. Little did we know....
Reviewer: Deadhead225 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2013
Subject: Great show
It rained A LOT 2nd set this show, but if you knew RFK then you could get just under the lip of the roof straight back, be in the best sound and stay dry. All that watching the Dead Wave and feel the deck bounce 2-3 feet with the groove. The lights were great in the showers of rain. Not sure it gets a whole lot better than that.

So many good memories of this one & whole 89 summer tour. Drum tunnel near the river; urban surfing on the Metro with our 400# tie-dyed 5 star general all the way to Vienna - play nice Charlie. Good solid music that took you there the whole show. Bookend 1st set with some OK stuff between. 2nd set shines with a steady build through a very nice Terrapin sliding into the Other one (listen to the rain all through space and O1 intro). Nice Rat and Stones>GL finale.

The sound seems much better on this than the one with the Schoeps to me. Wonder why there is no board of set II or the night before? Too much scrambling to keep stuff covered & dry? It was a deluge, but everyone just smile, smile smiled.

3* - 4* struggle = 4 for the Pkg. + memories.
Reviewer: dustbowltom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 13, 2011
Subject: A rare and different tune....
Bucket.. Fuck yeah BUCKET OPENER THIS IS 1989 BRO !!!! cannot go wrong with a Bobby "Bucket" screechfest...(and they tweak his vocals at the end)
Cold Rain and Snow I just Love when Jerry gets into "I married me a wife..she been trouble all my life.." clean..crunchy and lots of the killer Brent Organ broadsides....
Rooster...Bobby the best Suedo black blues singerlast 40 years..really I would see Bobby over Clapton any day...
Jed.... just waitin' for the dose to get working..then Oh no is it really...no way!

Stuck Inside of Mobile With The F'n Memphis Blues Again

Set 2: He's Gone: Looks line Rain> TERRAPIN !!!! oh man please god give us Terrapin....Woo-Hoo !!
*AND A GIRL IS STANDING THERE....."
always take space>I will take you home>other one>WHARF RAT>THROWING STONES> GOOD LOVING

this is late 80's early 90's dead at its peak...

I totally prefer 69 to 89 But hey its 1989 not '69 and hey The Fat Man is no longer of this earth
nothin left to do but smile smile smile...
Reviewer: rick e. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2008
Subject: 1989-07-13
Thanks for posting this show.I really enjoyed this show.Maybe not the best of the tour,but it had it's moments.I was surprized they played "To Lay Me Down" ,and I thought it was pretty good especially for a stadium show.This "Looks Like Rain" is probably my favorite version from '89 .
Depending where you were in the stadium it was chest pounding bass . Felt like the upper deck was going to collapse at times...
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